President Barack Obama had a lot to say about Earth Day in a presidential proclamation — but apparently ignored another major occasion.
On Good Friday, the White House issued an eight-paragraph proclamation honoring the 41st observance of Earth Day. The president, however, neglected to offer a proclamation on the centuries-old celebration of Easter — an omission that some Christian leaders find troubling.
Dr. Robert Jeffress, pastor of First Baptist Church in Dallas, offered these remarks to OneNewsNow:
“On one hand, you have a president who never met a Muslim holiday he didn’t like, or at least wasn’t willing to issue a proclamation for,” he says, referring to the White House’s many statements honoring Muslim holidays. “Yet he turns around and ignores the most important holiday on the Christian calendar — and you have the White House wondering why it is that one in five Americans believe the president’s a Muslim.”
Jeffress says he can think of two reasons why President Obama seems to be so absentminded about Christianity.
“Either he is really getting bad counsel from strategists who are telling him that it’s politically expedient to denigrate Christianity and yet elevate other world religions like Islam,” he offers. “And if it’s a case of bad advice, Republicans better pray that those advisors stay in place through the 2012 election cycle.”
Secondly, Jeffress says another possible explanation is that in spite of what the president says, “deep down inside of him there is something that keeps him from making the public proclamations about Christianity.” He also points to other incidents, such as a speech in Turkey where President Obama said America does not consider itself a Christian nation.
I just don’t get it! How can professing Christians keep coming to his rescue and “tooting his horn”? Page after page of documentation could be given proving that he often takes a stance that is un-American and un-Christian, and yet these folks continue to defend and support him. Not only that– they criticize those who criticize him, as though we are the ones who are un-American and un-Christian. Well, as I said, “I am amazed, confused and angry!”. THINK ABOUT IT!